Orange (NJ) RB/DB prospect Cory Boyd, fresh off of two December official visits – one to South Carolina on December 13 and one to Wisconsin on the 20th – is narrowing things down with less than a month until signing day.
“I have actually cancelled my visit to Virginia on the 17th,” said Boyd. “I’m not really interested in them and plus, they aren’t recruiting me for the position I want to play.”
The position Boyd wants to play is running back, and the Cavaliers are recruiting him strictly as a defensive back.
Boyd has all the confidence that he could get the job done at defensive back, however he just badly wants to play running back – the position he has played his entire football career.
“I just want to have the ball in my hands,” said Boyd, who rushed for around 1,200 yards and 20 touchdowns as a senior. “Running back is what I’ve played all of my life – I just started to play defensive back.”
All of Boyd’s remaining schools are recruiting Boyd as a tailback, except for Boston College, which is looking at him as a defensive back. This includes Virginia Tech, who was thought to be looking at him as an athlete-type prospect.
“Virginia Tech wants me as a running back,” said Boyd. “They said they like to use a two-tailback system, and they don’t want Kevin Jones to have to carry all of the pressure. I think I could come in and help out early.”
While Boyd has changed his list a little bit, one thing that hasn’t changed is his leader. The top position on Boyd’s list right now is still the South Carolina Gamecocks, who he visited on December 13.
“South Carolina is still number one,” said Boyd. “I like Coach Holtz because he is honest. It’s a family atmosphere down there. It seems like they care about more things than just winning. They care about each other. It reminds me of my high school now. Plus, I like the weather down there much better.
“South Carolina and Virginia Tech are my top two schools right now. Wisconsin was alright, but they have so many running backs right now. The BC visit is also iffy. They are recruiting me as a defensive back, and I really don’t want to play that position.”
Boyd will definitely take his Virginia Tech visit before making a decision, but it looks doubtful that he will trip to Boston College. This one appears to be down to South Carolina and Virginia Tech.
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